As Catholics of Louisiana well know, Lent began last Wednesday, February 14, and will continue through Thursday, March 28.

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Lent is a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's resurrection at Easter.

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting.


Why Is Fried Fish So Popular At This Time Of Year?

On Ash Wednesday, and each Friday during Lent, members of the Catholic faith are required to abstain from red meat.  This leaves fish as one of the main options for meat lovers.

Thank goodness that in our neck of the woods, Catholics and anyone else who's craving the absolute best fried fish, are blessed with some of the greatest options on Earth.

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You Just Can't Beat That "Home Cooked" Fish

We all know that it's almost impossible to beat the fried fish you get from your own backyard or from around the porch at a friend's house; especially if that friend lives on the lake!

There's something mesmerizing about running those crappie filets through a heaping helping of corn meal and then watching them float around in a bath of peanut oil until golden brown.

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Throw in corn fritters, fries, fried okra and a big onion and it's a hard meal to forget.

However, not everyone is invited to your house. And while I long for the long, lost days of Cypress Inn and Kool Point on Caddo Lake, there are still some pretty good alternatives in the Shreveport/Bossier area for those that didn't make your fish-fry guest list.

Take a look and see if you agree we've put together the best List of Shreveport/Bossier's Ultimate Favorites For Fried Fish.

Shreveport/Bossier's Ultimate Favorites For Fried Fish

For those times you're craving fried fish, but don't have time to do it at home, these ten places are some of the best to choose from in the Shreveport/Bossier area.